3 rd January 2011 – Kick off the New Year with a wide array of new games, software and demos available to download from the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel.
Draw your bow and arrow and become a fighting angel in 3D Classics Kid Icarus™, the classic action-packed platformer where the fate of the Goddess Palutena is in your hands, now with immersive 3D graphics. This game is available for free to anyone who has registered for the Club Nintendo promotion after registering two games on their Nintendo 3DS. The deadline for registration is 31 st January so register now to get your hands on this re-mastered 3D version of the classic platformer.
Go on a quest to save the land of Shabubu in Trip World™, available via the Nintendo eShop. The land is beset with war after their symbol of peace, the flower of Maita, has been stolen and you will need to use all of the heroic Yakapoo’s skills, including transforming into various different forms, in order to put an end to the chaos. Also inspire your kids to take on a wide range of exciting maths problems to challenge and educate with Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 2, available via the Nintendo eShop and DSi Shop.
New Year’s greetings are on offer for all owners of the 3D puzzle platformer Pyramids. Released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS, owners of Pyramids can now get three all-new levels for free. To take on these tricky challenges all you need to do is scan the QR codes using the in-game QR code option, and the action will start straight away.
Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel.
Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
3D Classics Kid Icarus™ (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
Free (Club Nintendo Promotion Exclusive)
Game Description: Fans of action-platformers will love 3D Classics Kid Icarus™, remastered with immersive 3D visuals for the Nintendo 3DS. Starring the angelic warrior Pit, you must rescue the goddess Palutena and save Angel Land from the terrifying Medusa. Look out for Pit's return in Kid Icarus™: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS.
Trip World™ (Sunsoft) Nintendo 3DS
£2.70 (UK Only)
Game Description: When even the grass and plants are fighting each other, you know you’ve got a problem. Trip World is a charming platform game starring the amazing Yakopoo, who may look innocent but is able to transform into different forms to achieve his quest to find the Flower of Maita.
Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 2 (Tivola) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €5.00
£4.50 (UK Only) Hendrik Peeters
(DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop
500 Nintendo DSi points
Game Description: Take on exciting maths problems with the little vampire Freddy in Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2. Pupils will be challenged and amused by cheeky Freddy, who motivates kids and assists them with tips. All problems are based on the current curriculum for maths. You can play Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2 in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Turkish.
Fish Tank (iFun4all) Nintendo Wii
(WiiWare) Wii Shop Channel 500 Wii points Piotr Bielatowicz firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Description: Catch fish across 24 challenging levels, Fish Tank is an exciting arcade-style matching game, in which you collect shoals of colourful fish. With a four player co-op mode as well as nine different power-ups to enhance your gameplay. Practice hard and perhaps you could win the ultimate fishing trophy.
The SpotPass™ feature on Nintendo 3DS allows you to automatically receive a host of exciting content such as 3D videos for Nintendo Video ™, notifications, add-on data for your software and system updates without lifting a finger. SpotPass content can be received automatically and free of charge from thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points across Europe and through wireless broadband internet connections at home. It works even if the system is in Sleep Mode.
This week you can download the next instalment of the Circus 3D series via Nintendo Video. Circus 3D is a series of clips which will transport you into a world of a real life circus and put you the viewer in the heart of the action wherever you may be. Take in a birds-eye view of an acrobat on parallel bars or feel like you are with the artists on stage through innovative points of views. Watch an aerial performance from the floor or the point of view from inside a cage with tigers. Circus 3D will offer you an exhilarating experience which immerses you into circus life as if you were actually there, all in 3D and in the palm of your hand.
Available again this week via Nintendo Video is 3D Machine, the story of a brilliant inventor who finally makes a breakthrough creating a wondrous invention only to leave it in the hands of his incapable assistant leading to wealth and love, but inevitably ending in a catastrophe.
Note to Editors:
The Nintendo eShop is a digital store for Nintendo 3DS owners that provides access to a wide variety of free & paid for downloadable content each Thursday, which includes –
· Original 3D software
· 3D Classics - games that have been re-mastered in 3D
· Virtual Console - Game Boy™ and Game Boy™ Color games in their original 2D glory
· Extensive library of Nintendo DSiWare™games.
Visitors can also view video game trailers, screenshots and product information for games, including those available at retail locations.
In order for Nintendo 3DS owners to gain access to the Nintendo eShop, a system update must be performed via a wireless broadband internet connection. To perform the free and simple recommended system update, Nintendo 3DS users can simply:
- Start the “System Settings” from the Home Menu,
- Select “Other Settings” and scroll the page right to select “System Update.”
Those who perform the system update will gain access to the Nintendo eShop and will be able to download the new Nintendo Video™ application for free, providing access to a range of new and exclusive 2D and 3D video content on their Nintendo 3DS system.
Nintendo eShop users can also download for free, the new Pokédex ™ 3D application. Start collecting data for more than 150 Pokémon ™ from the Pokémon Black and Pokémon White Version games. This new application lets users see each Pokémon in 3D with animated motion and sound.
The system update will also provide users with access to a free Internet Browser, the ability to receive SpotPass content from supported public WiFi hotspots across Europe, as well as providing Nintendo DSi ™ and Nintendo DSi ™ XL owners the ability to easily transfer most of their previously purchased Nintendo DSiWare games to their Nintendo 3DS systems.
Users can also add funds to their virtual wallets using their credit card or a Nintendo eShop Card, browse the selections and then click to download the games they want.
Nintendo eShop Cards are now being roll out at various stores across Europe. You have the choice of several denominations for Nintendo eShop Cards.
With an increasing number of shops stocking the Nintendo eShop Cards, it will become ever more convenient for Nintendo users to make use of this easy payment method over the coming weeks, especially as Nintendo eShop Cards become available in supermarkets, book shops and many other convenient locations.
As with any pre-paid option, the Nintendo eShop Cards are activated at the point of purchase. When a user purchases a card at any sales point, the code will be activated and the credit will become available. The 16-digit code on the reverse side can be entered into any one of the following:
- Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
- Wii Shop Channel
- Nintendo DSi Shop
Afterwards, you can begin shopping immediately.
As the Nintendo eShop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with games and applications each Thursday; make sure you keep checking the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo Channel for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming games and applications.
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures and 3D videos), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system. For more information about these features and other options, visit: www.nintendo.co.uk
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